Free NBA Pick: Kings vs. Hornets NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-23) Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets (19-18)
Date: Monday, March 13th, 2021
Time: 7:00 EST
Venue: Spectrum Center,
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Charlotte -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 240.5
The Hornets took advantage of a limited Toronto Raptors team on Saturday night. They shot the ball really well, a little too well, given they made more three in the first quarter than the Raptors have allowed in a quarter in franchise history.
Sacramento is 1-1 since the All-Star break. The win is over Houston so I am not sure we want to assume they are over their slumping ways. This team is last in the NBA in all major defensive categories. It is not just pace, their field goal % defense numbers are last in the NBA too.
The Kings continue to be one of those franchises that doesn’t know what it is doing. They want to play fast but they are not efficient enough on offense to cover up for their terrible D. De’Aaron Fox is a nice player but I don’t think he will ever be a star you can build around. The rest of the team is more role players
The Hornets are a good matchup for the Kings because they don’t try and punish you inside. They are just as light if not lighter than the Hornets in that area. Sacramento should be able to get this game at pace they are comfortable and if they make enough shots they can pull it out.
Charlotte looked the best I have seen them in their recent win against Toronto. Yes, the shooting helped but they really moved the ball well. Lamelo Ball is getting better as the season progresses on nights when he is actually making shots this team looks good.
The Hornets are not getting anything from their frontcourt though. PJ Washington is considered a forward but he is more of a shooter right now than anything else. Without getting anything inside they are going to have some games where they look just awful because the shots aren’t falling. This is going to be a high variance team.
Sacramento is a good matchup for Charlotte because they play little defense. They are not necessarily easy to beat but they are easy to play against. They are struggling too while the Hornets are playing with confidence.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.Kings are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss.Kings are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up loss.
- Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Hornets are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
I like this spot a lot more for the Hornets. Charlotte has only been a home favourite 7 times this season and they are 4-3 ATS in that role. I like that they have a guy like Terry Rozier who can match quickness with Fox to some extent. If you can stay in front of him you can limit him pretty easily.
Offensively guys like Gordon Hayward are more consistent than the likes of Harrison Barnes for the Kings. Charlotte has more places they can go for offense when they need it.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Charlotte Hornets ATS
The Hornets are not going to blow the Kings out but they are good value at home and might be a nice team to track in the second half. They are getting better.
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